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CANCELED: Soup & Hope with Eric Acree

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Sage Chapel
Central Campus

Due to the university’s updated event restrictions regarding the concern over COVID-19, the remaining Soup & Hope talks will be canceled for the semester. Thank you to everyone who attended these events. We hope to see you next year! 

The 13th annual winter series of stories to nourish a spirit of hope!

Eric Kofi Acree is currently Director of the John Henrik Clarke Africana Library at Cornell University. He is the African/African American subject specialist for Cornell University Library. He presently serves on the boards of The History Center in Tompkins County and Cinemapolis. He attained his Masters of Library Studies degree from the University of Buffalo. While living in Buffalo he developed a fondness for Buffalo Wings and Beef on Weck sandwiches (a roast beef sandwich served on a salted kummelweck roll with au jus sauce and horseradish). His hobbies include model trains and fish-keeping. He has set a goal of reading 100 books in 2020!


Over the past 12 years, more than 60 speakers—encompassing a wide range of Cornell staff, faculty, students, alumni and community members—have touched, inspired and motivated Cornell and local community members who gather to listen to them, reflect on their life stories and be nourished by hot soup and rolls provided free of charge by Cornell Dining.

Mark your calendars; bring a soup bowl and a friend.


Series Lineup

January 16: Daniel McMullin

January 30: Sue Mann

February 13: Luca Maurer

February 27: James Timothy (JT) Baker ’21

March 12: Eric Acree CANCELLED

March 26: George P. Ferrari, Jr. CANCELLED


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Special Event, Music, Food/Catering, Networking, Presentation


Cornell United Religious Work, Cornell Dining, Cornell Health, Student and Campus Life


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Contact Name

Valerie Foster

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Eric Acree

Speaker Affiliation

Director, John Henrik Clarke Africana Library, Cornell University

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The event is free and open to the public.

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